Yep, I love a good Yankee Candle, but given my inability to follow the most basic fire safety rules and the budget restrictions heartlessly placed on me by my husband, I really shouldn't be buying them at all. I do, now and then, take a trip to this nifty little place called T.J. Maxx Home Goods. Heard of it?
(Sheesh, stop jumping up and down, okay, you've heard of it...)
I could easily drop over $10,000 there on bathmats, floral file folders and Yankee Candles--which are 1/4 the price--but some of the scents are a little...off. It made me think of what possibly the worst selling Yankee Candle scents have been. You know, like the "New Coke" of Yankee Candle scents. For today's Friday Five, here are my guesses.
1.) Microwaved Broccoli: America's favorite vegetable zapped of all its nutrients and permeating your entire house--every room, closet and media niche--for days.
2.) Your Brother's Room Growing Up: Harkening back to the days when your brother played football and your mom worked full-time, Your Brother's Room will leave you breathless.
3.) Wet Dog: Undeniably K-9.
4.) Motel Room A/C: The distinct scent you used to only be able to get when entering a cheap motel room mid-summer right after a smoker has checked out, now in a Yankee Candle.
5.) Desperation: Exclusive to Yankee Candle, now the smell of desperation isn't limited only to OC home sellers, reality show pitch meetings, and plastic surgeons' waiting rooms. Light a candle and have yourself a good cry.
Why they never made it is pretty clear.
More Friday Fives? Here ya go...
Five of the most troublesome crowd-walkers.
Five men who have my permission to wear tank tops.